Video Games for Absolute Beginners
Here's the powerpoint I showed(minus the video, which is below):video games.pdf
The video I included in the link was a segment taken from this site:
Below is a 2 minute segment of the video, how I showed it in the session - my students found this to be inspirational:
You can find information on the video game tutorials we adapted from here: http://currentlab.art.vcu.edu/modules/
The modules from Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy are fantastic. I used them to get my students started on some basic skills, which they were then able to use to create their own video games. I used their modules as a basis for a quick-start into coding.
My class website with instructions and links: http://art305.weebly.com/game.html